- Ceramic rhino statue
- Meticulously hand painted by our artisans, no two are exactly alike
- Traditional painting
- Realistic shape and fine workmanship
- Great gift or a charming decorative accent for your own home.
- Classic Design
- Part of the classic ceramic animal figurines collection
- Best quality Made in Italy
Fierce and courageous hand made ceramic rhinoceros.
When one thinks about a rhinoceros you think of a fierce, powerful animal. It’s thick skin, it’s long horns and ferocity make it appear to be an animal to be feared but for the most part it is a passive creature preferring to roam in wide grassy spaces. The rhinoceros does not hunt it’s prey as would a lion but is in fact a herbivore generally eating leafy material. A rhinoceros actually does not have front teeth and rely on their lips to pluck food. It is believed that the horn of the rhinoceros has healing and medicinal qualities.
Rhinoceroses extend far back into history with accounts that go back to ancient China. Their existence is attested both by archaeological evidence as well as ancient Chinese literature. Depictions of rhinoceroses are lifelike suggesting they were some of the same species that can be found today. In Burma, India and Malaysia there are legends of rhinoceroses stamping out fires. In fact, the rhinoceros has a special name in Malay, badak api, where badak means rhinoceros and api means fire.
The rhinoceros has a deep connection to the earth making it a perfect symbol for confidence, assurance and steadiness. When feeling insecure, doubtful or nervous think of the immense strength and power of the rhinoceros. By having a statue in your office or living area you will always be reminded of the powerful qualities the rhino has to offer. Ahura celebrates the power and courage of this animal in the Country collection, where the animal world is best represented in soft, natural colors. Made with ‘Keramnext’ material, which combines the best properties of ceramics and porcelain these beautiful pieces are made real by the most talented Italian artisans. This piece is perfect for many environments as well as a great gift idea.